Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 21:43:58 -0600 (CST)
Subject: [opennms-announce] OpenNMS Update v1.36
Vol 1., Issue 36
In this week's installment...
* Project Status
+ Exterminate! Exterminate!
+ Distributed Development
+ Coding Projects Underway
* JSDT - Watch this space!
* Rough Timelines
* The Wish List
As we had hoped, we reached our code freeze on 11/22 (later in
the day than expected, though...) and tagged CVS as "frozen" for
Now that efforts are focused on bug fixing for the upcoming
"Testdrive" release, we're even more interested in the bugs you've
found. Not that we weren't interested before, of course...
We're all currently working from the CVS revision tagged
OPENNMS_0_2_3_BUG_SQUASH, and all our bugs are going into Bugzilla.
As should yours.
Most of the bugs we are finding are, as you might expect, more
problems with versioning on early XML formats and problems related
to using the configuration files built by one developer in a tool
built by another. Nothing earth-shattering, but still plenty to
So as for us, we're fixing bugs. And avoiding Daleks.
We knew it was just a matter of time before our distributed
development team grew even further geographically. And as it turns
out, the time is now.
We are thrilled to welcome aboard our OpenNMS fellow, supported
by our friends at Scoreboard, Inc., Craig Trader. Craig comes to us
directly from a systems architect role at a large contractor and
has already started digging into the code.
And Craig will be working from the Scoreboard offices in
Northern Virginia. So if you are in that area and want to put your
head together with someone that knows this stuff, Craig's your
Welcome aboard, Craig!
Coding Projects Underway:
* create.sql -- Fixing bugs.
* Events -- Fixing bugs.
* SCM -- Fixing bugs.
* OutageManager -- Fixing bugs.
* RTC -- Fixing bugs.
* Filters -- Fixing bugs.
* Maji Prelim Work -- Rick is active on the "events" mailing
* joeSNMP -- Totally bug free. (Note: Famous last words)
* Operator Panels -- Fixing bugs.
* Admin Panels -- Fixing bugs.
* Documentation -- Steve's writing doc like a disco inferno.
Burn Baby Burn!
* Installation -- Ben is a self-proclaimed "RPM Machine"
I'm pleased to note that we hear good things on the JSDT front.
We'll keep you posted on the developments as they come down, but w
e're currently pretty pleased with Sun's hints that JSDT might go
"open". We're continuing to monitor the JSDT mailing lists and will
keep you posted as we hear more.
If you don't know what JSDT is, it's Sun's Java Shared Data
Toolkit, which we use extensively throughout OpenNMS. If you want
to know more, look back through the archive of Updates, or check
We've got some pretty big milestones in front of us, so I
thought I'd take a moment to lay out some of the biggies for
* Next Week: 0.4.0 release (a.k.a. "Testdrive")
* 1Q01: 0.9.0 release (first cut at full functionality)
* 2Q01: 1.0 release (Production Release with Commercial Support
* 2Q01: Agent-technology First Release
* 3Q01: Event Correlation First Release
* 4Q01: World Domination and/or kegger at my place
Please note: Many of these have a lot of external dependencies. I'm
not promising anything, but with your help, these timelines are
possible and reasonable targets. Additionally, the kegger at my
place depends on Luke buying the beer, so that one is pretty
unlikely. He won't even ante up the ones he owes me...
The Wish List
In this very special "Wish List", we deal with the important
issue of chemical dependency amongst pregnant teens that hitchhike
with religious abandon
And our wishes are simple -- download the code, build it, and
report any and all unique, new bugs to Bugzilla.
It was a big day in the office earlier today. Luke has broken
out what he's calling his "winter flip-flops". They look like
Birkenstocks meet Buster Brown. Or the Indigo Girls meet my 5th
Grade school picture.
If you happen to run into him (or have any contact with him at
all at email@example.com), be
sure to tell him how much you like his shoes. He's really very
proud of them.
But then again, Elvis was proud of his blue suede shoes,
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